Bookmarks don’t work 2/5
I have this app for Kindle and Samsung, and both manage to at least work minimally. But here, on my favorite platform, bookmarks don’t work. They give a pleasing reaction when one “creates” a bookmark, reassuringly stating, “bookmark created.”
Don’t believe it.
No matter how many you create, when you return to find them you’ll be told, “you haven’t created any notes or bookmarks yet!”
Hope you weren’t relying on those.
It’s an ok app for a great service. 3/5
I can’t go to my purchases easily. It would be nice if there was an option for ‘library’ on the homepage, or that option in the toolbar.
Slow to load 2/5
Books take an incredibly long time to load, even those i've stored offline.
Glitches When I Read 5/5
My app tends to lag when turning pages, actually it sits for 5 seconds when I try to swipe to the next page. It’s done that for awhile but I’m wondering if there’s any way you guys can fix it. We should be able to choose different colors for highlighting (just a suggestion.)
I don't read on my phone 2/5
I have been looking for an audiobook app for a while that would pass the time on my commute. I got scribd and liked how many books they had "on tape".I was willing to spend the $9/month, but you only get 1 audiobook download a month and 3 book downloads. If I could get 4 audiobooks a month I would be much more willing to re-up my subscription. Until then I guess I will have to figure out how I can get audiobooks from my local library.
What a value for the money! 5/5
By Christian Ross
3 books and 1 audiobook plus magazines, you can’t beat it. I am always in learning mode and this helps. Scribd is great; I constantly recommend it.
Love App but buggy as well as the issue of audiobooks 3/5
The app has some great qualities but the biggest problem is that only 3 books credits is little given on long the book ex. You get a book that 1,200 pages it would also cost the same as 600 page one meaning one book credit is or if you don't use audiobooks you can't exchange them for regular books but the regular updates have improved the buggy issue. There is also no way to upgrade beyond general plan.
Nonstop Charging 1/5
It was great for a quick use. Got the books I needed for my summer classes. But even after all my subscriptions were cancelled and trial ended Scribd.com CONTINUES to charge me 8.99$ even though I’ve been unsubscribed since June. I don’t know if it’s because I used the app and so it’s getting my card information since I DID change my card already and after changing my information it still continues to charge me. So yeah, 1 star for that. Give me my 8.99$ back.
Missing Material I’m interested in 3/5
Although this app has a wide range of reading materials, I couldn’t find books from Ta-Nehisi Coates nor could I find Malcolm X’s autobiography or The book on the Black Panthers
Customer service is bad. 1/5
I’ve sent numerous emails and have yet to get a response.
Pay attention to subscription fees 1/5
I was subscribed for months without having a clue. Please pay attention to subscription fees!
Some issues 5/5
Love hearing books in car while driving, but it won’t start a lot of the time and just says” streaming over”
Best! Reading app 5/5
I am a huge fan of books and audiobooks. And I found scribed to be the best of both worlds. With awesome selections and beautiful app. Highly recommend it to everyone.
Great App! 5/5
I love this app so much. My daughter and I compared several reading apps before trying this one. I am quite happy with it so far, and so is she. It uses very little battery life, and with the different screen color settings, I can read easily at night without hurting my eyes or disturbing my husband. The price is fairly reasonable for the amount of books you get per month, but I do wish I could either trade my audiobook credit for another book credit or gift my audiobook credit to my daughter, since I doubt I’ll use them and she wishes she had more. Haha. Other than that, I’m very happy with our choice. I can find just about any author that I search for. Oh, and the unlimited sheet music is just an added bonus for me! I’ve found music that I used to play when I was younger, and newer music as well. I’m sure that this app is one that I’m going to keep a subscription on for a long while.
A complete rip off 1/5
Content is canceled when memberships stops, even content that has been paid for using credits. If you love wasting your money, these are the crooks for you.
DO NOT GET 1/5
By Awesum app! Love it
They will charge you multiple times a month and say they cannot issue refunds because it is a subscription thru apple. Awful customer service awful service!!!
Credits last forever 5/5
Actually I don’t know how long they last. But I always seem to have them when looking for audiobooks to listen on a road trip. Really enjoying the app functions.
Good service but needs iPad Pro multitasking needs updates 1/5
By Randen Montalvo
I have had scribd for sometime but they are not listening to their audience with iPad pros wanting multitasking support. It’s very annoying that this is the only PAID service app left behind by every other book app in the App Store. You are locked into the app cannot do anything else and it’s just dated considering free book apps have this feature. Scribd needs to update the iPad Pro app or face frustrating is user base to a dated feature set as compared to EVER BOOK APP IN THE APP STORE. I myself am considering cancelling due to this and my wife, it’s just a critical thing to have on a 12.9 iPad Pro. Scribd is not updated the app in a meaningful way and more importantly years not listening to its users especially on twitter whom have been yelling for that update.
What's going on?? 1/5
By Blaque Reign
Am I not able to download documents to my iPad?? The features works on my laptop.. Please help!
Great App 3/5
I wish it had text to speech! -already built into the phone why not allow the program to use it- "common sense".
Also there used (iPad) to be a text to select option it’s gone, please bring it back.
Good app for what I use it for 4/5
Works well for having access to and reading books that I otherwise wouldn't want to buy. Also good for finding old editions of game manuals. For now the monthly fee is worth it for the access it gets you.
Great app with minor issues 3/5
I love the app but the books have this annoying bar at the bottom that tells you how far you’ve read and how much further you have to go. I do most of my reading at night were i make the pages black so that bar sticks out even more. Its petty but its very distracting when im reading.
Good but less attractive 4/5
A great resource overall, and I’ve especially benefited from the ability to download PDFs. But I had an audiobook disappear when I was 80% finished with it, and was basically told, yes, sometimes titles get removed — which makes me wary of doing serious reading of books to which I add annotations. Also the highlighter no longer resembles a highlighter and is quite ugly. I thought that was a glitch but customer service explained it was part of a “rebranding” effort.
Keeps getting better 5/5
Both the app itself and the wide variety of books available has continued to improve over the past few years. A good choice for readers who like variety,
Absolutely brilliant. 5/5
I'm not aware of any other service that supplies you with this much knowlege at such a cheap price. Unbelievably valuble, thank you scribd.
I don't even use this and I'm being charged with a subscription. Someone help because I don't know how to end this stupid App. I never even used this.
Love it 4/5
Love this app 5/5
By Joey Elledge
Love using the E-Books and Audiobooks. Great variety and great value.
Love it 5/5
I love this app I spent most time on it and I found all the books
Was nice, until last update.. 1/5
With the latest update I am unable to swipe music right to left, the pages only scroll up in a continuous manner, so it’s impossible to read music with this app any longer. I’ve searched everywhere, and there used to be a place to make this change, but it seems to be missing. Pretty disappointed, as this is the main reason I use this, so I doubt I will keep this app. It’s not worth the monthly payment imo.
What happened? 1/5
My documents scroll vs flip pages now and I can’t figure out why?
Scribd application 5/5
Scribd is just wonderful .You can find a lot of very interesting information for health improvement.Thank you.
What happened to page flips? 2/5
After most recent update, none of my pages will flip when I turn—it will only scroll up and down. I use scribd for sheet music, and this makes it a huge pain. There doesn’t seem to be a way to change this either. What gives??
I have truly enjoyed this until the recent update. There is not an African American literature section anymore. This is one of the reasons I've enjoyed the app. The books I wanted to read were not easily located. Not happy at all! I'm thinking about giving up this subscription.
Basically theft 1/5
I paid for this app and used one of my credits to get a book. They later inform me that the book is no longer going to be available in about two days, leaving me no time to read it.
They did not credit me back for removing the book I had paid for. This is unacceptable.
Not compatible with kindle fire 1/5
Needs to more compatible with ALL kindle fire versions or allow users to utilize the web site. Cancelling account now...
I don’t love it anymore 1/5
I love the books yes and I was enjoying the books but I got a problem with my payment information due to identity theft. When I updated my payment information, they suscribe me again and I paid for two app. Yes they sent me an email how to erase one app but it is the most complicated process that had seen in my entire life. So yes they maybe keep the money but not my business anymore.
Not impressed. 1/5
By Victor Tony
Very unimpressive collection and a huge waste of time.
Sleazy greedy 1/5
Surprise! You're subscribed! Surprise! You're paying a monthly fee!
Try to unsubscribe? Good luck.
This app is like opening a box full of treasure. 5/5
By The Emperors' New Clothes
I'm finding many magical things. So far, it's worth the subscription fee.
It's only a Rental Service 2/5
The audio content that I thought belonged to me, unfortunately did not. The moment I cancel my membership, nothing will be available to me. This is not what I was looking for. It is my fault, should have read all terms before assuming. I get one audiobook credit each month and I can "enjoy" it until I pay 8.99 each month forever or until the deal between Scribd and the Publishing house is valid.
The update f'd it up 1/5
This went from great to amazingly bad.
Doesn't save my highlighting and notes 2/5
Won't save my annotations in books on the Apple version, so why bother?
Great idea, lots of glitches lately 1/5
I have been using Scribd for about 4 years now (since back when they had comics) I have always loved it but the past 6 months they have gotten sloppy. Books don't download, audiobooks won't play properly and now I can't open a book (it's been a week w/o it) I am half way done with. I have contacted support several times in the past few months with problems and questions and they take FOREVER to get back to you. When they do, they seldom actually answer the question you asked but instead spout FAQ answers that are irrelevant.
Now that there are so many apps and services that offer the same things I would not suggest a subscription to Scribd. Let them get there act together again before spending the money on a glitchy app with bad costumer service.
UPDATE: the latest update erased everything saved offline and wants me to use my credits to purchase books I already purchased. This app keeps getting worse.
Audiobook function doesn't work AT ALL 2/5
It's nice app visually but the audiobook function doesn't work. Doesn't download books and doesn't even stream/play them.
Where did all my books go? 1/5
The books I had started reading have disappeared. I have no idea how to find them again. I wish instead of sticking to some arbitrary time frame of putting out a new version every two weeks that you would take the time to test what your builds before releasing. Why is putting out a new version every two weeks so important?
Doesn't work 2/5
Using iPhone 6+ running latest iOS 10. Signing in redirects to another page requesting signing in and so forth. This happens on the mobile website as well. Facebook, Google and email login option all doesn't work.
Can't read books with app 1/5
By Awallz 101
I have come to Scribd recently via a trial. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to open any text books with the app. I've been able to listen to audiobooks. In contacting the had me delete and load the app again with no change in the results. Once my trial is over I will be canceling the subscription. There is no reason for me to continue a paid subscription if I can't read books.
I was running busy these few months and hadn't used most of my credits. I figured to use all my credit on books i wanted and pause my membership till i finish my credits. Unfortunately, pausing membership also denies you of right to finish reading a book or using any remaining credits. I understand what scribd is trying to do but this system is not a user friendly system in a consumers POV. I feel like getting robbedof some sort but other than that; if u can finish all your credits in a scheduled timing, scribd is a 4.5 star app for reading.
Missing chapters from an audiobook 3/5
By AKA Lady 71
I purchased Beyond Desire by Gwennye Forster. Chapters 8 and 9 were missing from the book. Total waste. You go the chapters having a conflict to everything being ok.